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We preview Wolves v Leicester.
Wolves have no new injury concerns and interim boss Steve Davis could pick the same squad that lost to Crystal Palace. Defender Rayan Ait-Nouri is fit after missing Tuesday’s defeat with a virus.
Leicester City are likely to be without captain Jonny Evans for a third successive game as he struggles to overcome a calf issue. Midfielder James Maddison is available after his one-match ban, while Marc Albrighton could also be involved after missing training with illness.
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Here are the key lines from his news conference:
He is pleased to have “the longevity” of taking charge of the team until 2023: “It’s a good feeling and now we can plan a bit more and get a settled group. Now it’s about me leading the team and trying to be really positive.”
There “is scope” for one person to join the coaching staff but he cannot give details of who that might be.
What can fans expect from his Wolves? “I think you’ve seen signs already. I want a committed group that show their potential and talent and can express that. But, more than that, we’ve got to start fighting more and working harder than our opponent.”
He sees Adama Traore as a vital part of his squad: “I’m a huge fan of him and what he brings to the team. He knows that and feels the love and affection. He knows his role and is excelling. At the same time, he’s only been back from injury for three games so we have to be careful with him.”
On fellow strugglers Leicester: “I watched them last night and they were very good. Their players are working and playing for their manager and they showed some qualities. I want us to be exactly the same and outfight our opposition. Then we can show our technical abilities.”
- Wolves are unbeaten in all five of their home Premier League matches with Leicester City, winning three and drawing two.
- The Foxes were beaten 2-1 by Wolves in their last league meeting but haven’t lost consecutive matches against them since August 1992 in the second tier.
- There has only been one away victory in the past 24 top-flight encounters, won by Leicester in March 1981.
- Wolverhampton have won just two of their past 18 Premier League matches (D5, L11).
- However, they’ve emerged victorious in two of their past three top-flight home games, losing the other.
- No side has scored fewer Premier League home goals this season than the three by Wolves.
- Wolves have gone 14 top-flight matches without scoring more than once since a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season.
- Adama Traore registered his first Premier League goal since January in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.
- Leicester have earned four points from their previous two fixtures, as many as they mustered from their first nine top-flight matches this season.
- The Foxes could lose their opening six away games of a top-flight season for the first time since 1957-58.
- Brendan Rodgers’ side are the only team in the top five English divisions to have lost every away league fixture this season.
- James Maddison has scored nine goals and recorded five assists in his past 13 Premier League appearances.
Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart.
The match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 23rd November 2022 at Molineux.